Family Life

A Calvin & Henry Christmas

We are enjoying a relaxing holiday break at James’ parents house up in the north Georgia mountains. The view is beautiful; the weather is chilly. We arrived in the evening on Christmas day, and the house was full and bustling with 4 of James’ 5 siblings with their significant others, plus James’ parents, and 13… Continue reading A Calvin & Henry Christmas

Calvin, 22q Deletion · Family Life

Calvin’s 5th First Christmas

  Last week I took out our box of Christmas books from the attic and the boys and I started exploring them. With wide-eyed excitement, Calvin flipped through Dream Snow…Β Richard Scarry’s The Night Before the Night Before Christmas, The Friendly Beasts,Β and my personal favorite, Julie Vivas’Β The Nativity. Each time we took a different book out… Continue reading Calvin’s 5th First Christmas

Activity Roundup · Tot Play

Snow Day Tot Play

The forecast around here shows a “Wintry Mix” headed our way starting tonight! Snow, sleet, and freezing drizzle into the weekend. If we were talking about blended iced coffee drinks, all those words might sound appealing… but around here people kind of panic and batten down the hatches at the first mention of impending ice.… Continue reading Snow Day Tot Play

Sensory Play · Tot Play

Warm Sensory Play for a Cold Day

Or: That time the heater broke during a cold snap. That’s right. The heater in our rental house stopped working yesterday as the temperature outside was quickly dropping for a particularly cold night. Bad timing. The repair guy came over in the evening, but couldn’t get into the crawl space under the house to check… Continue reading Warm Sensory Play for a Cold Day